Three Fairfield County companies are among the five startups given $10,000 Entrepreneur Innovation Awards by CTNext.Norwalk’s Deo2Go, a topical delivery device for deodorant, lip balm and sunscreen, also took home the $2,000 crowd favorite award. Bridgeport-based Rumble Helmet, which communicates cyclists’ intentions in traffic to other travelers, also won $2,000 as the judges’ favorite. Rounding out the county’s winners was Stratford’s FallCall Solutions, which offers a telemonitoring system for Apple Watch and other mobile systems for elders and caregivers.
Other winners were Sitrep, based in Cheshire, which offers a system for solving heating, ventilation and air conditioning problems, and EZ ICE of Enfield, which provides a manufacturing kit for a custom, portable backyard ice rink.
Since launching the awards in 2014, CTNext has distributed $642,000 to 58 companies.